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Who Got to America First?

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

The “Can Dos” are having a hard time paying attention in class. All they are thinking about is the three day weekend coming up, and all the fun they will have with three days off.

Miss Pat decides to use the coming holiday weekend to teach a lesson about what explorer got to America first.

Miss Pat asks,”Who knows why we are going to have a three day holiday weekend ?” Bobby raises his hand and answers, ” It is in honor of Christopher Columbus, an explorer who discovered the New World…where we live…in North America.”

“Very good, Bobby. Do you know where his ship made land?” Bobby thought for a moment and said, “I think it was the Bahamas.” Miss Pat pointed to the large map that hung on the wall and said, “Bobby is right, Columbus landed in the Bahamas.

Now I have an even bigger question. Was Columbus the first explorer to land in North America?”

The class grew silent, but not for long. Orrie raises his hand and said, “About five hundred years before Columbus landed in the Bahamas, a Viking, named Lief Ericson, led an expedition from Greenland to North America.”

America“Excellent Orrie,” said Miss Pat, “Let me tell you what we known about Lief Ericson.”

The class all love Miss Pat’s stories.

Miss Pat began,”Lief Ericson was an explorer who led what is believed to be the first expedition to the mainland of North America. He was a Norseman, also called a Viking. The Vikings came from Norway, Denmark and Sweden. He was the son of a man called Eric the Red, who created the first settlement in Greenland. When Eric died, Lief took over as leader of the settlement.

It is believed that Lief sailed west from Greenland in 1002 to find land that had been sighted by a Norse sea captain. While he first landed at a level stone area, he then sailed further south to a heavily wooded area and then went ashore farther south, where grapes were growing. He called this new land Vineland. Lief and his men spent the winter there. On there way back to Greenland, they rescued sailors that were shipwrecked.

No one knows exactly where Ericson landed on his voyages because he didn’t make any maps. However, some historians believe that he may have landed on the island of Newfoundland, on the continent of North America.”

Wow,” Willie says, “That’s some story. If only Ericson made some maps¬† of where he landed in North America, maybe he would be a famous explorer just like Columbus!”

A Games Break

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

The “Can Dos” were having a hard time getting back into the swing of a full day at school. So Miss Pat announced,”Time for a games break! ”¬†

Miss pat and the games“Each of you get up, walk slowly to your computer, and take your seat. Once you are at you computer, your can turn it on and go to the “Can Do” Club House,” said Miss Pat.

“Miss Pat, Miss Pat,” said Nellie, “I’m in the club house, now what?”

Miss Pat asked for a show of hands to make sure that everyone was in the club house. When everyone raised their hands, she said,”Okay, use your mouse to click on the balloon that says More Games.” No sooner did she get the words out of her mouth when oohs and ahs went up from the class.

Jay wanted to know which of the six new games he could play. Miss Pat laughed and said, ” Why all of them. One at a time of course!”

You can play the games too boys and girls. Just go to the home page, click on the cloud that says club house and choose the balloon that says More Games. Then…have fun!

Just for Fun…Word Jumbles

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

The “Can Dos” are working on word jumbles just to see if their brains got rusty over the summer. Just for fun, see how well you do on the following jumbles.

 

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Just for Fun

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Let’s see how well you do with Word Jumbles…just for fun.

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Just for Fun

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

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Before you print this out and color it, let’s see how much you know about the Can Do Street characters. You may have to check the site to get names!

1. What are the names of the two girls?_________________________________________________

2. Who is the boy in the window?_____________________________________________________

3. What is the cat’s name?___________________________________________________________

4. Why does the girl carry a book?______________________________________________________

5. What does the girl near the door have in her hand?_______________________________________

What song does the boom box play?_______________________________________